Donat Shamba

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Bagamoyo academy pupils briefed on product testing at IHI

(Bagamoyo) The IHI Vector Control Product Testing Unit in Bagamoyo today hosted pupils from Stephen Tito Academy who visited the IHI Kingani site to learn about malaria research. IHI’s Emmanuel …

IHI chief: Hub for innovative minds in the pipeline

(Dar es Salaam) Ifakara Health Institute (IHI) Chief Executive Director Dr. Honorati Masanja has unveiled plans to establish an innovation hub in the Institute’s birthplace – Ifakara. IHI Chief Executive …

Recent Projects

Sustainable, Healthy, Learning Cities and Neighbourhoods

The Sustainable, Healthy, Learning Cities and Neighbourhoods is an exciting project in which IHI works with a consortium of partners from Asia and Africa to 1) develop capacity for improved …

Development of a new tool for malaria mosquito surveillance to improve vector control

Malaria transmission is influenced not only by vector abundance, but as well by demographic traits such as vector species and age structure, as these influence the intensity by which the …

Donat Shamba

Research Scientist and Head, Health Systems, Impact Evaluation and Policy

Donat Shamba is an experienced Social Scientist, who has worked with Ifakara Health Institute since 2004. He holds an MSc in Global Health and Development from University College London (UCL), UK and a Bachelor Degree in Sociology and Social Administration from Kampala International University, Uganda. He has contributed on issues of maternal, newborn and child health, HIV/AIDS, and development of health system strategy for intervention delivery.

Mr. Shamba has worked in evaluation of various health system projects since 2004, including the evaluation of intermittent preventive and treatment of infants (IPTi) strategy, Improving Newborn Survival in Southern Tanzania (INSIST), an exploratory study for designing emollient field trial in Africa (Emollient study), expanded quality improvement using information power (EQUIP) and TRAction study. Currently, he is working with Every Newborn Action Plan (ENAP) group on a study looking at testing the recording of priority facility-based, maternal and newborn coverage indicators for use in health management information systems.

Mr. Shamba has also developed and tested behaviour change communication (BCC) materials for maternal and newborn health. He has attended several short courses including Health Policy and System Research at the University of Western Cape, South Africa, Project management and analyses of mixed method studies. He has also published several peer-reviewed articles. His major areas of research include: maternal newborn and child health, global health, heath systems, community based intervention, social sciences

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Projects

Priority indicators of care for mothers and newborns around the time of birth

Using a safe-delivery mobile application to improve care for mothers and newborns

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